Hurt in a Serious Accident?
This article will examine some of the main categories of Tampa personal injury cases.
Construction is one of Florida’s most dangerous industries. Even though the housing boom of the mid 2000s has subsided, hundreds of workers and construction site visitors in Florida every year get hurt as a result of negligence, poor training, and inadequate safety practices/precautions. Large machines, heavy objects, and toxic materials (such as organic solvents and tar), can all cause serious injuries. A visitor on a construction site might slip and fall on an unmarked open sewer or get shocked by an exposed power line. A variety of parties can be called to account for damages sustained. These can include a negligent construction worker or construction company, an insurer, or even a municipal agency responsible for zoning the construction area.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (also known as TBIs) result from numerous causes, including auto and truck accidents, sports injuries, violence, and slip and falls. Unlike victims of minor head injuries and whiplash, TBI victims must undergo long, painful and expensive rehabilitation. They often lose cognitive and physical functions permanently (or at least for an extended period of time). Some TBI victims can no longer work – or no longer do the same kind of work they once did.
Premises Liability Cases
Many so-called slip and fall accidents revolve around determining the extent to which a property owner had a legal obligation to protect visitors. If you are a patron in a restaurant, for instance, and you slip and fall on a wet bathroom floor and hurt your head, should the proprietor of the restaurant be liable for damages and medical bills? The answer depends on a complex of factors, including the nature of the injury, whether or not you were invited onto the property for business or pleasure, and whether you were trespassing (e.g. using someone’s pool without permission).
According to Florida Law, owners of dogs and other pets have a legal obligation to make sure their animals do not harm other people. If a dog bites you, either on public or private property, the owner can be held liable – assuming that you did not antagonize the dog. Dog bites can cause an array of traumatic injuries, including disfigurement, scarring, and emotional damage (especially when young children are attacked). A Tampa personal injury lawyer may be able to hold the owner accountable and compel substantial monetary remuneration.
Putting Your Best Legal Foot Forward
For a free, zero obligation consultation about your Tampa personal injury matter, connect right now with the lawyers of Farah & Farah at (904) 549-6302 . Or email a member of the legal team through www.farahandfarah.com.
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